Planning Board

The Sunset Beach Town Council, pursuant to NCGS §160A-361 and §160A-362, created the Sunset Beach Planning Board. The Planning Board consists of five (5) members. Four (4) members must be citizens and town residents and are appointed by the Town Council. One member must be a citizen of Brunswick County who reside outside the Town but within the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of the Town as specified by an extraterritorial boundary ordinance adopted pursuant to G.S. § 160A 360(b). The ETJ member is appointed by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. The Planning Board members serve three-year staggered terms with no more than two members scheduled for replacement due to the expiration of term in any one year.

Currently, the Planning Board meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. All meetings are open to the public and a public comment period is held during each meeting. The public is encouraged to attend. Meeting information is placed on the website seven (7) to ten (10) days prior to the meeting and can be view under the Planning Board section of the Boards and Committees tab. Click here to view the annual calendar

The Planning Board powers and duties conveyed by the Town Council are as follows:

  • To make studies of the area within its jurisdiction and surrounding areas;
  • To determine objectives to be sought in the development of the study area;
  • To prepare and adopt plans for achieving these objectives;
  • To develop and recommend policies, ordinances, administrative procedures, and other means for carrying out plans that the Town Council may direct;
  • To advise the Town Council concerning the use and amendment of means for carrying out plans;
  • To exercise any functions in the administration and enforcement of various means for carrying out plans that the Town Council may direct;
  • To perform any other related duties that the Town Council may direct.

The Planning Board is regulated by NCGS Chapter 160A Article 19 and Sunset Beach Town Unified Development Ordinance Article 3 & 4. For additional information or with questions, please contact our Planning Director.

For Agendas and Minutes prior to January 2018 please contact Town Hall at 910-579-6297.